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.s. history was not the constitutional convention, concord, lexington or-- it was the surge. and where you stood on the surge. >> woodruff: in iraq. >> in iraq that determines whether, in fact, you are a visionary or a retrograde. but i was-- it was a lousy performance by chuck hagel. he obviously decided he wasn't going get confrontational. when ted cruz, the junior senator from texas basically accused him of dishonesty, raised questions about his honor, and-- the idea that chuck hagel, that david and i know didn't say wait a minute, you know, and he did at the last question, i'm out of time now but let me ask you about this about your speeches and what you reported and didn't report. i mean at that point chuck hagel says let me tell you, you know, you've just raised a question, i don't care about time or time being out this is my time to tell you, you know, that you are absolutely wrong and-- and that was just missing completely. >> woodruff: so there is some reporting that hagel this is a deliberate strategy on hassle's part. >> it was. >> woodruff: not to be con fron taetional you are
in the history of man when fate and destiny meet at a single moment. so it was at concord, so it was at appomattox, so it was last week in selma. already he's putting a black-led movement at the heart of american patriotism. >> rose: the american experience. yes. >> and saying that they're leaders for all of us and our country hasn't even come to grips with that yet. john within son was that far ahead and king was that far ahead. >> rose: what was that relation between dr. king and president kennedy and attorney general kennedy? >> with president kennedy it was admiration and frustration he tried to get president kennedy to end segregation on an executive order in the mepls. that's only 50 years ago today and kennedy wouldn't do it. king thought it would be easier for kennedy to do it because he couldn't get it through congress to try to pretend to be lincoln and say i'm going to abolish. it didn't work. king said -- >> rose: lincoln later amended the constitution. >> absolutely and it was a war measure and i'm sure -- but kennedy didn't want to sacrifice his southern base as
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